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Will Shortz
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Will Shortz is a puzzle creator and the author or editor of more than 500 puzzle books. He has been the crossword editor for The New York Times since 1993 and puzzle master on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday since 1987. He is also the founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the nation’s oldest and largest crossword competition. Shortz's two recent books are “The New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 8: 50 Friday and Saturday Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain” (St. Martin's Griffin) and “The New York Times Super Sunday Crosswords Volume 10: 50 Sunday Puzzles” (St. Martin’s Griffin).

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2021 National Book Festival

Videos from the 2021 National Book Festival